NEW QUEENSLAND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS New domestic violence laws which start to implement new coercive control laws were introduced into the Queensland Parliament on Friday 14 October 2022. What is coercive control? Coercive control is a form of domestic violence that involves a range of tactics designed to exert power and control over a victim.… Continue reading New QLD Offence of Coercive Control
Double Demerits in QLD
Many people in Queensland believe that during holiday periods, all traffic offences result in double demerit points. But this is not the case! Double demerit points only apply to certain specific offences, such as speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or helmet, and using a mobile phone while driving. These are considered high-risk behaviours that have… Continue reading Double Demerits in QLD
What Are the Legal Consequences For Refusing a Breath Test?
Introduction In Australia, police have had the authority to administer breath tests to measure the concentration of alcohol in a person’s blood while driving or attempting to drive since 1985. If an officer stops you for a random breath test while you are driving or in the driver’s seat of a vehicle on a public… Continue reading What Are the Legal Consequences For Refusing a Breath Test?
How would WNBA star Brittney Griner’s offence in Russia be treated by Queensland Courts?
With growing tensions present in the war between Russia and Ukraine, the Russians still refuse to make headlines by continually putting their moral compass on full display. On 5 August 2022, American citizen and WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced by a Russian Court to nine (9) years prison on drug charges, after finding her… Continue reading How would WNBA star Brittney Griner’s offence in Russia be treated by Queensland Courts?
New laws proposed to double the monitoring time of child sex offenders in Queensland
Under the new regime proposed this week in Parliament, the monitoring period for first–time offenders will be 10 years, compared with five years previously. In addition, the monitoring period for repeat offenders will also double to 20 years, while most severe child sex offenders will be monitored for life. The proposed laws will also give… Continue reading New laws proposed to double the monitoring time of child sex offenders in Queensland